Today is Topic Tuesday and we want to focus our attention on Caregivers.
As stated in the article "Supporting Caregivers" from the CDC, it says that: "Caregivers are family members or friends who typically provide unpaid, long-term, community-based care and assistance to older adults and people with chronic health conditions or disabilities. Caregivers help with a variety of routine tasks such as shopping, paying bills, bathing, dressing, and managing medicines. They are often a source of emotional support and companionship for care recipients."
It is important to note that:
58% of caregivers are women.
Almost one-third of caregivers provide care at least 20 hours a week.
Caregivers typically learn as they go and aren’t formally trained.
79% of caregivers care for adults aged 50 or older, and 76% of care recipients are aged 65 years and older.
One in 6 non-caregivers expects to become a caregiver within two years.
If you would like to learn more about the growing need for Caregivers and how to be assist them, check out this article.